Rolet stepped down at the request of the board, according to a statement from the LSEG, having announced in October his plans to resign at the end of 2018, once a search for a successor could be completed.
However, on November 9, one of the LSEG’s investors, The Children’s Investment Master Fund (TCI), called for a general meeting of shareholders in an attempt to pressure Rolet to stay and to oust LSEG chairman Donald Brydon.
In announcing Rolet’s resignation, the LSEG also stated that Brydon
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